Dune, Matrix 4, and Mortal Kombat join HBO Max with the entire WB2021 slate

Warner Bros. announces an industry-shaking approach to distributing movies in 2021, revealing that all 17 movies released that year will be available simultaneously in HBO Max’s one-month limited window. I made it. Bass consumers will be able to see the long-awaited releases of Dune, The Matrix 4, Suicide Squad, Mortal Kombat and more at the same time on HBO Max, just as they can see them released in theaters. More importantly, there is no additional cost to HBO Max subscribers to watch the movie.Warner Bros. released news Thursday, describing hybrid streaming and theatrical release changes “as a strategic response to the impact of the ongoing global epidemic, especially in the United States,” with all films in 4K Ultra HD and HDR. Published on HBO Max After the one-month HBO Max limited period on HBO Max, the film will continue to be shown in theaters in the United States and abroad, “all regular distribution periods apply to titles.”

HBO Max has released this new promotional image as part of its announcement.

This news will affect the release slate of Warner Bros. Pictures Group 2021’s forecast * (included in the announcement with an asterisk). This currently includes Little Things, Judas and Black Messiah, Tom & Jerry, Godzilla vs. Kong, and Mortal Kombat. , People who want to die, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, In the Heights, Space Jam: A New Legacy, The Suicide Squad, Reminiscence, Malignant, Dune, The Many Saints of Newark, King Richard, Cry Macho and Matrix 4.

“We are living in an unprecedented era that requires creative solutions, including this new initiative for the Warner Bros. Pictures Group,” WarnerMedia Studio Chair and CEO Answernov said in a statement. I am. “No one wants to bring a movie back to a bigger screen than we do. We know that new content is the lifeblood of theater exhibitions, but this and most theaters in the United States will have capacity throughout 2021. You need to balance the reality that you’re likely to run less. This unique one-year plan allows you to support your partners in the show. With a stable pipeline of world-class films. At the same time, we offer movie fans who do not have access to the theater or are not ready to return to the movie the opportunity to watch a great 2021 movie. We make it both for movie lovers and exhibitors. We are very grateful to our filmmaking partners for their benefits and for helping us with this innovative response to this situation. ““This hybrid exhibit model will give us maximum support for movies, creative partners and film watching in general throughout 2021,” said Toby Emmerich, Chairman of the Warner Bros. Pictures Group. “Next year we have a great wide range of title slate from talented and visionary filmmakers, and we’re excited to get these films in front of audiences around the world, and as always. So, we support all releases with an innovative and powerful marketing campaign for theatrical debut, while emphasizing this unique opportunity to watch movies domestically through HBOMax. “

The news comes after Warner Bros. has already announced a similar plan for Wonder Woman 1984 and will be announced at the theater and HBO Max on December 25th. As HBO Max is currently only available in the United States, as the Hollywood Reporter points out, this means that Warner Bros.’s international debut in these films will continue as planned.Per THR Aaron Sofa, “Some partners like Legendary who have Godzilla vs. Kong were unaware that this news was happening.”

These major releases join the previously announced 2021 debut of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Friends’ Reunion Special, Gossip Girl’s restart, and a new season’s succession, which HBO Max has ever seen. It will be the largest calling card.

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